Trainee media comms planner

Job description

We are looking for a Trainee Media Executive to join our team. This role is permanent, based in our Edinburgh city centre office, and gives you a 12-18 month structured Training Programme. We currently offer flexible working for all staff, with a minimum three days spent in the office. During your first 6 months, you’ll be required to work from the office in Edinburgh five days a week to optimise your opportunities to learn from others in the team.

This is a full-time permanent-role training scheme for ambitious graduates or those with equivalent qualifications/experience, looking to establish a career in media planning and buying, culminating in a role as a Media Executive. You will receive on-the-job and external training and develop a range of skills to enable you to excel in this exciting industry. This scheme is a key career entry point and a significant number of the existing team began their career on the scheme.

We are looking for inquisitive and ambitious individuals, who have an interest in the advertising and media industry. You will be a concise and effective communicator, comfortable contributing in both internal and client meetings. Highly analytical, you will be numerate and capable of working with large amounts of data to a high degree of detail. A creative thinker who can eventually deliver and communicate exciting and effective connected media plans for our clients. You’ll enjoy learning how to use systems and get the best out of them.

The Package

Salary: £21,500 per annum + bonus + benefits
As well as salary, you’ll be part of a profit-linked company bonus scheme that has paid out at least 5% of annual salary in each of the last 3 years. Other benefits include:
• Pension (after 3 months’ service, with the company matching your contribution, resulting in 10% of your basic salary being saved into the Pension scheme)
• 33 days holiday inclusive of flexible Public Holidays & the seasonal office closure (pro rata if part time)
• Enhanced parental leave
• Holiday purchase scheme
• Private medical insurance (opt-in) plus Vitality Wellbeing at Work for all
• Fruit, snacks and great coffee
• Long service awards and a great social programme

The Agency

With offices in Manchester and Edinburgh, Republic of Media is an agency with an emphasis on creativity combined with commercial focus. We specialise in communication planning, media buying, brand building, digital media and innovation.

We plan and buy advertising space on behalf of clients such as bet365, The Scottish Government, Magners Cider, Whyte & Mackay, Tennent’s Lager, Highland Spring, Cambridge Weight Plan, Beaverbrooks and many others. We are a talented and fast-growing team, currently of 72 people.